The climax of a story, novel, or play is the high point of interest or suspense. The events that make up the rising action lead up to the climax. The events that make up the falling action follow the climax.
a point of high emotional intensity, the crisis or turning point in a drama or story. With a tightly constructed plot, there is often one major climax, but in works with an episodic structure there may be a series of climaxes of varying intensities.
Point when parties encounter a moment of truth, face dilemmas and are emotionally inspired to change their own or others' positions, stated intentions, beliefs or preferences. In this way they reframe the common reference frame.
The turning point in the action of a drama; in tragedy, it is usually the moment that the tragic protagonist loses the initiative and the momentum and the drama turns from success to failure (see Peripeteia); in comedy, it is usually the moment that the comic protagonist gains the initiative or a chance occurrence turns the action from misfortune to fortune.
the decisive moment in a drama, the climax is the turning point of the play to which the rising action leads. This is the crucial part of the drama, the part that determines the outcome of the conflict. Example: The climax of Othello is when he openly accuses her of infidelity and refuses to listen to her pleas of innocence because he is about to kill her.
The culminating stage in plant succession for a given site. Most forests in the PNW are a Hemlock tree overstory climax forest, but because of natural fire, most forests are really a Douglas Fir overstory.
The final community state (sere) in the process of succession for a given area. Upon reaching this state, the area will be stable and self-replacing until acted upon by an outside process such as a fire or climate change.
The culmination or end of a protracted period of selling, characterized by high volume, forced margin selling, extreme degrees of negative market breadth (also in prior years a late ticker tape)--and panic. A climax marks the end of one of the late phases of a decline with an abrupt reversal. While the market may again retreat--sometimes even to new lows--the climax is an obvious milepost to the beginning of the end of the bear market.
the final stage of plant or animal succession; when environmental conditions have been stable long enough for an area to develop a semi-permanent community. For example, rock crumbles, and pioneering plants begin to grow in the sandy soil. As they add mulch and humus, other plants follow - for example, from grasses to shrubs to pine forest to hardwood. Animal types also follow this pattern of succession.
(vegetation): That vegetation type or plant community structure which occurs at the end of the seral cycle. The climax communities may not be the final end point of the succession: frequent, or even rare events, such as fire, frost, harvesting, or hurricanes, may hold the communities in a stable subclimax indefinitely.
In classical ecological theory, the end point of the successional process; today, we refer instead to the stage of maturity reached when successional development shifts to dynamic change around an equilibrium point.
(1.) A plant community (or a plant species) in a relatively stable condition that is able to reproduce indefinitely under existing conditions. (2.) A stable community in which there will be no significant change in composition unless the environment or surroundings change. (3.) A community in dynamic equilibrium that will not predictably change its composition or physiognomy without site disturbance.
The presumed stable endpoint of plant succession. It is a self-perpetuating community where the plants and animals can succeed themselves. The climax community for a site is dependent on the topography, climate, and disturbances, characteristic of that site. Well demonstrated elsewhere, it may be only a theoretical construct for much of the BWCA ecosystem.
Formed in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, Climax was a band most noted for their 1972 classic hit song "Precious and Few". Climax consisted of Marc Gordon, Larry Cox, John Stevenson, Walter Nims, and Sonny Geraci. The band is considered a one-hit wonder because no other releases gained much widespread success.
A type of geared steam locomotive used primarily by logging railroads. The locomotive's twin cylinders drive a crankshaft aligned parallel with the axles; power is transmitted to the trucks through an arrangement of bevel gears and a driveshaft; rods couple the axles on each truck.
In rhetoric, climax is a figure of speech, in which words, phrases, or clauses are arranged in order of increasing importance. It is sometimes used with anadiplosis, which uses the repetition of a word or phrase in successive clauses.
A semi-archaic word referring to the peak of a female's sexual arousal. Before Masters and Johnson established in the 1970s that females have orgasms very similar to the male orgasm, the word orgasm was used exclusively to describe male sexual response.